Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor

Osprey Media. - Brantford Expositor: "Give 'em shelter: new program offers beds and meals to city's homeless

By Michelle Ruby, expositor staff
Local News - Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated @ 12:09:09 AM

Volunteers are needed to help run a program that aims to keep the citys homeless warm and safe through the winter.

Brantford Out of the Cold will offer those without shelter a quiet place to sleep when temperatures dip dangerously low.

The Yes Church on West Street will have beds and a meal for up to 18 people at a time. The service will be available during cold alerts, which are issued by the local health unit when temperatures fall to -15C.

Although Yes Church has been offering overnight shelter to the homeless during the winter for a couple of years providing beds for up to eight people a night the new Out of the Cold program is larger and involves several local organizations. They include Why Not City Missions, the Brant Sexual Assault Centre and Spotlight for Social Equity. "

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